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About Us

Rapid Aerial LLC is a Boise, Idaho owned and based Aerial imagery provider.  

     Using some of the latest unmanned aerial vehicle technology, we can provide breath taking aerial photos and thrilling aerial video.  Combine that with some of the most advanced photogrammetry software available and we can provide incredibly accurate 3D maps, orthomosaics, infrastructure inspections, and crop health surveys.  This can all be done more safely and at a fraction of the cost of manned flight.  Aerial thermal and multispectral imaging is coming soon and we look forward to providing energy conservation studies, electrical inspections, and aid in search and rescue operations.  Quite literally, the sky is the limit for unmanned flight capability and we're excited to be your imagery provider. Contact us today to discuss your aerial solution.


     Rapid Aerial LLC is fully insured and FAA cleared for unmanned commercial flight to 400' above ground level.

Our Story

The road to Rapid Aerial began when I discovered aviation.  About 15 years ago, I'd graduated high school, didn't want to go to college, and had little idea of what I wanted to do for a career. My parents urged (told) me to go to some kind of school.  I thought, "hey, I'd love to be a pilot."  With their blessing and a little money, I enrolled in flight school and earned my private pilot's license.  The view from above was always incredible, it's easy to see why people fall in love with flying and I was no different.  As I pursued my instrument rating I learned about the business of aviation.  I started to realize that I had a long road ahead of me to start making money in aviation.  I was also going to be competing for jobs with members of our military, folks that have a huge advantage in training, fight time, and probably discipline too.  I was quickly realizing that aviation was a difficult way to make a living. A few years later, I'd found a somewhat rewarding technical career and started a family, all was great, but I found myself missing flight and the view from above.   Aviation was, at this point, out of my price range, I simply couldn't afford to continue the pursuit of flight training. Somewhere along the way I took notice of the growing unmanned aviation industry.  With manageable equipment costs and rapidly improving technology, I saw an opportunity.  I could easily provide and share a view of our world from a different perspective.  Now I'm building a leading aerial imagery provider.   Thank you for visiting my site, I look forward to working with you!


Matt Roderick, Rapid Aerial LLC

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